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Watertown, NY says no to marijuana sales despite NY legalization

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Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 9:57 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Lawmakers in Watertown voted to keep retail marijuana shops from opening in the northern New York city.

WWNY-TV reports that the city council opted Watertown out of New York’s new marijuana legalization law after a marathon public hearing Monday night. New York approved a legalization bill in March that will allow sales of recreational-use cannabis. Sales are expected to begin next year.

But the state law allows local governments to pass stricter rules on marijuana use and to prohibit retail dispensaries.

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